Venerable Simeon the New Theologian

Saint Simeon the New Theologian was born in the year 949 in the city of Galatea (Paphlagonia), and he was educated at Constantinople. His father prepared him for a career at court, and for a certain while the youth occupied a high position at the imperial court. When he was fourteen, he met the renowned Elder Simeon the Pious at the Studion Monastery, who would be a major influence in his spiritual development. He remained in the world for several years preparing himself for the monastic life under the Elder’s guidance, and finally entered the monastery at the age of twenty-seven.

Meeting of the Episcopal Council held in Banja Luka

On 20 March 2018 a meeting of  the Episcopal Council was held at the Bishop’s Palace in Banja Luka.

His Eminence Metropolitan Hrizostom of Dabar-Bosna summoned the meeting and presided over it as well. Participating hierarchs were: Their Graces Bishops Jefrem of Banjaluka, Grigorije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina and Sergej of Bihac-Petrovac. The Episcopal Council dealt with current issues of our Church, concerning especially the dioceses in the Republic of Srpska and BiH Federation.

Gatherings in the Orthodox Archbishopric of Ohrid

Gatherings in the Orthodox Archbishopric of Ohrid
Gatherings in the Orthodox Archbishopric of Ohrid
Gatherings in the Orthodox Archbishopric of Ohrid
Gatherings in the Orthodox Archbishopric of Ohrid

On the fourth Sunday of  Great Lent dedicated to Saint John the Ladder, His Beatitude Kyr Jovan, Archbishopric of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje, celebrated the Holy Liturgy in the chapel of Saint Catherine in Skopje.

The fourth and the last statio of the  Acatyst to the  Holy Theotokos His were read by Beatitude Jovan, Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje at the chapel of Saint Nectarios of Aegina, in Skopje on 16 March 2018.

“The Sacred and Divine Liturgy" оf Saint John Chrysostom”

“The Sacred and Divine Liturgy" оf Saint John Chrysostom”
“The Sacred and Divine Liturgy" оf Saint John Chrysostom”
“The Sacred and Divine Liturgy" оf Saint John Chrysostom”
“The Sacred and Divine Liturgy" оf Saint John Chrysostom”

Los Angeles-New York-Chicago: Sebastian Press 2018

  • “The Sacred and Divine Liturgy” is a new English edition of the primary divine service of the Orthodox Church, published in full color by St Sebastian Press of the Western American Diocese, and edited by Bishop Maxim.

Patriarch Irinej celebrated at the St Mark church

Patriarch Irinej celebrated at the St Mark church
Patriarch Irinej celebrated at the St Mark church
Patriarch Irinej celebrated at the St Mark church
Patriarch Irinej celebrated at the St Mark church

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, celebrated  the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Saint Mark church in Belgrade on 18 March 2018.

Visit of Kursk Root Icon to New Gracanica Monastery

On Wednesday, March 14th, New Gracanica Monastery was graced with the visit of the miracle-working Kursk Root Icon of the Most Holy Mother of God.

We thank Father Vasyl Kuzmych from Holy Trinity ROC Milwaukee for bringing her to us.

Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy in Pittsburgh

Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy in Pittsburgh
Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy in Pittsburgh
Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy in Pittsburgh
Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy in Pittsburgh

On March 4th, the first Sunday of Great Lent, the Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of Pittsburgh was honored to have the presence of his Grace Bishop Irinej and Deacon Jovan Aničić to celebrate pontifical Divine Liturgy with Prota Rajko Kosić.

The parishioners and all in attendance participated in the Procession of the Icons behind the church school children, in commemoration of the restoration of the use of icons in our churches after a century of persecution, on the first Sunday of Lent in the year 843. Since that time, on this Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy, all Orthodox Christians proclaim our faith and belief in the one, holy, apostolic truly Orthodox Church. Bishop Irinej’s inspirational and educational homily enlightened all, as did his endearing dialogue with the children of the parish.